NHL.com's weekly Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game today and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.
The latest edition features Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving:
Before spending the previous seven seasons as the assistant general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving lived a minor-league life with major-league aspirations.
Treliving, who was hired by the Flames last week, played in the International Hockey League, the American Hockey League and the ECHL.
Once he was done playing in 1996, Treliving, 26 years old at the time, founded the Western Professional Hockey League, which later merged with the Central Hockey League. Treliving was the president of the CHL for seven seasons.
Even during his time working with Coyotes GM Don Maloney, Treliving was in charge of Phoenix's AHL affiliate, currently the Portland Pirates and formerly the San Antonio Rampage.